Buyers & Sellers

Buyers & Sellers Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time by Sandy Dodge Successfully selling a home and buying a home are significant accomplishments on their own, but when their timelines cross it can be difficult to manage both. If you’re thinking about doing both simultaneously, it’s equally important to understand the steps you can take to make the process go smoothly as it is to have a backup […]
Buyers & Sellers Reasons You Should Consider Selling This Fall Article by Keeping Current Matters If you’re trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers’ market we’re in today won’t last forever. If you’re thinking of making a move, here are four reasons to put your house up for sale sooner rather than […]
Buyers & Sellers Construction Jobs When you see people working to build a new home or new commercial building, you may wonder how much money they earn. Here is some interesting research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics which ranks the highest-paying construction jobs based on median annual income. Who knew that elevator and escalator installers would be at the […]
Buyers & Sellers Simple Bathroom Upgrades http://windermeredtc.com/2021/04/08/simple-bathroom-upgradesby Windermere Colorado The thought of upgrading a bathroom often brings to mind large-scale renovations, demolition, and hefty price tags. Even projects like replacing a backsplash or repairing tile can be more involved than you might think. However, it’s possible to give your bathroom a makeover without breaking the bank (or your back). Whether you’re […]
Buyers & Sellers 2021’s Top 5 Design Trends From technology boosts in every room to spaces built to go the distance, these are the residential trends of the future March 1, 2021  Kyle H. Webb, AIA Among the many valuable lessons gleaned from the past year, perhaps the most impactful is the immeasurable value of home. Our homes have become the new epicenter […]
Buyers & Sellers Where Have All the Houses Gone? In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners delayed their plans to sell at the same time that more buyers aimed to take advantage of record-low mortgage […]
Buyers & Sellers Buyer Beware: Is That House For Sale Haunted? Image Source: Canva A trope as old as horror movies: a family moves into a beautiful house that they bought for well under market value. They’ve put all their savings into the move, and they’re looking for a fresh start. When they meet the neighbors and other townsfolk, they quickly learn that there’s a history […]
Buyers & Sellers Finding Your New Home in Four Steps Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or you currently own and are looking for a new home, the ideas below will help you better navigate that all-important first step: Finding a property that is both appealing and affordable.   The search for a new home always starts out with a lot of excitement. But if you […]
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Buyers & Sellers Is it time to downsize? Choosing less space often has to do with a desire to live a life that’s simpler. Whether you’re retiring, want an eco-friendly, low-maintenance lifestyle or your children have moved away, downsizing might be the best option for you. Here are the advantages and disadvantages to consider before making the move and questions to begin asking […]
Buyers & Sellers 10 Tips to Minimize Stress When Selling Your Home When I was growing up, my family must have moved a dozen times. After the first few moves, we had it down to a science: timed out, scheduled, down to the last box. Despite our best efforts, plans would change, move-out and move-in days would shift, and the experience would stress the entire family out. […]
Buyers & Sellers How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing Investing in real estate is one of the world’s most venerable pathways to building wealth. When properly managed, income from renting or real estate investment trusts can provide you with the financial security to plan out the rest of your life. The conclusion is easy to envision, but knowing where to begin can be overwhelming, […]
Buyers & Sellers Should I Move or Remodel? There are a number of things that can trigger the decision to remodel or move to a new home. Perhaps you have outgrown your current space, you might be tired of struggling with ancient plumbing or wiring systems, or maybe your home just feels out of date. The question is: Should you stay or should […]
Buyers & Sellers Moving on Up!   Moving is stressful, whether it is across town or cross-country.  Once you have closed on your house, the reality of packing, moving, and setting up a new home can become overwhelming. While no list can make a move “stress-free”, planning ahead and staying organized can help make your move a little smoother.  Here is […]
Buyers & Sellers Top 3 Reasons Short Sales Fail Short sales are complicated. With all the variables that need to be juggled, it’s easy to make mistakes that end up derailing a transaction. Here are the most common reasons that short sales fail. 1) Failure to understand and justify market value. Setting a price for a short sale is the delicate art of balancing what […]
Buyers & Sellers When It Comes Time to Downsize When it comes time to decide if you want to downsize, there are many thoughts and emotions that go speeding through your mind.  Maybe you have already decided this is your home for the rest of your life.  Your home was the perfect place to meet your needs when you were in an earlier cycle […]
Buyers & Sellers Divorce, Custody, and Employee Mobility Divorce, child custody and relocation are all difficult topics however, knowing the facts will help you make the decisions that are right for you and your family. Below you will find an excerpt from an article recently published in Mobility Magazine by Windermere’s own Peggy Scott, GRI, CRP, GMS. She is the relocation director and designated broker for Windermere […]
Buyers & Sellers What You Need to Know about Buying a Bank Owned Home Recently, news about how to purchase a real-estate owned (REO/bank owned) home, foreclosure property or short sale is everywhere. Bank owned homes are sold directly from the lender after the foreclosure process is complete, and while you may save quite a bit of money by choosing to go for this type of home, it is […]
Buyers & Sellers 5 Deal Breakers that can Blindside Home Buyers Purchasing a home can be a complex endeavor for even the most well prepared home buyer.  You’ve diligently saved for your down payment, followed the market, researched agents and now you are ready to make an offer on your dream home.  Don’t let these 5 “Deal Breakers” come between you and your new home. Big […]
Buyers & Sellers Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector To get a quality home inspection, ask the right questions before you put your inspector to work. Here are some of the basics. What does your inspection cover?  Insist that you get it in writing. Then make sure that it’s in compliance with state requirements and includes the items you want inspected. How long have […]
Buyers & Sellers 8 Ways to Make the Most of the Home You Have “Staying Put” by architect and writer Duo Dickinson is not your typical architect’s book about design. There’s no obscure language nor design-for-design’s-sake ideas. It is a practical, down-to-earth guide that walks anyone through the rational process of how to remodel your house to get the home you want, from how to think about your house […]